Day 27 - Jan 23, 2020 Pokhara - Snaps, Digital Snaps & Air Distance today ~15km Sleep > Pokhara Star Inn Today was to be simple day of simple errands. Need a recent photo with a white background for my Iran visa application. Need to get my riding pants fixed. A “SNAP” on the right leg gator detached. And check the air pressure on the TRXRally tires.. which is an every other day occurrence. So it goes, the first tailor/seamstress I went to wasn’t able to help. “No snap”. He directed me to the pant & jacket maker who said “No Snap” who directed me two doors down to another tailor who said “No snap” so I looked across the street & see another tailor who said “No snap” - & this lady directs me around the corner to a different tailor who said “No snap” who directs me two blocks back the way I came to his “brothers shop” who said “No snap” - Little do they know my determination & the significance the word “SNAP” has in my life.. I will not take no snap for answer.. As I’m walking back in the direction of my hotel I see a photo frame shop, I ask if they can make “passport photos” (universal words) the shop owner says “yes” & I explain “digital only, no paper please” - picture taken & photo cropped on computers, & then I’m asked “how many photos Sir” - I kindly replied “no photo paper digital email please” - first image received was a micro file size. I ask for original from camera & 3 exports attempts & 5 minutes later photo received on email. People here are helpful but don’t always listen. Global topic. I don’t have nor believe in OCD but there are a few bike related items which require daily attention. Tire pressure is one of them. First shop I visit I ask if they have a “gauge or meter for tire air” to check the pressure. “No meter” - I’ve learned not to trust the pressure gauge on the shop air compressor as 99% of the guys/shops use it or the “push test” which is never accurate so down the road I go to the next shop. Ask for “gauge” & they reply “no gauge” so i go down the road and pull into the next shop - ask for gauge & he insist the gauge in the compressor is ok so he inflates (for what seems like 3 minutes) the tire then proceeds to put spit/saliva on the air valve. No buddy it doesn’t leak. Thanks for your DNA on my bike now. So down the road I go to the next shop because I could feel the tire was now lower than before the stop, the next shop i go, & “no meter” - I go across the road to the next shop & “no meter” so now I decide to go to the Honda dealer across town. Official Honda shop has to have a pressure gauge right?? Get to Honda shop pull in the back to the Service Department & ask for an air gauge. “No gauge Sir” - I asked in front of 4 customers “how do you measure the tire pressure on the bikes” he says “wait here 5 minutes” - 30 seconds later after talking to the mechanic he has a gauge in his hand. He walks to my bike & as I walk from the parts area he hides the gauge behind his back. I ask to use the gauge as I motion to the item in his hands behind his back & he says “5 minutes wait here I talk to the mechanic” - 30 seconds later he comes back “gauge broken”. He proceeds to ask me to follow him out side & to go to the (car) tire shop across the road. I ask them & “no gauge” - I see a professional looking shop back across the street, go inside & show a picture to the man behind the desk. He politely says “sorry I don’t have but wait one minute” - he calls a tool shop down the road & gave me instructions how to get there.. 10 minutes & 390 Rupees ($3.25) later I have a new air pressure gauge. I rode down the road to the next shop - I ask the man for air & he gets his air gauge out to check the pressure before inflating the tire.. As expected tires were 15 lbs under riding preference from the spit shop. Yes I have a tire air gauge in my tool set & yes I forgot it in Thailand. Yes, it’s been a pain in the ass w/o one for the last 3 weeks.. But now, problem solved. Tire pressure was probably fine all along. Welcome to Traveling the World.. Everyday is a new experience. There is no joy quite like riding a moto and using the streets as a playground. #UrbanMX Looking forward to the weekend and the @bobmcridermania #BOBMCRiderMania2020 #NepalRM2020 #BOBMC #Nepal Ps, i’m still on the hunt for my SNAP & i’ve not recruited the Hotel owner & his Nephew in the search & repair. I will find my snap! You’re always with me CF.